What To Do: Outdoors

Our Visitor Center is nestled in Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, a 230-acre nature preserve that’s beautiful to visit in any season. Sapsucker Woods encompasses forests, ponds, swamps, and abundant wildlife. Stop in our Visitor Center during our open hours to pick up a map or join a guided walk.

Four miles of trails lead you through forest, old field, wetlands, and pond edge. Trails are on mulched paths or boardwalks and are mostly level. People love to visit Sapsucker Woods for birding, nature walks, and trail runs. The trails are fairly easy going but are not recommended for wheelchairs. Please do not bring dogs or bicycles. Download the trail map.

Binoculars and field guides. Borrow a pair of binoculars and a field guide to help you identify birds during your visit.

Guided bird walks. We are partnering with the Cayuga Bird Club to host Weekly Bird Walks on Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center. More information.

Visit the egg cairn created by renowned natural sculptor and artist Andy Goldsworthy during his residency at Cornell University.

Take a self-guided tour via app. Download PocketSights for Apple or Android. The app uses your device’s GPS to find tours created by local experts. There are multiple tours of Sapsucker Woods to choose from.

Bring along a seasonal trail guide for your walk. See these and a full list of other downloadable guides and activities for your visit.

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